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- Thought Leaders Speaker Series -

Innovation and the Impact of Regulation, featuring Elon Musk and Lyndon Rive

Thursday, February 27, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m. PT

CPUC Auditorium
505 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA


1. The discussion will center on the intersection between regulation and innovation, including how the combined role of government and entrepreneurs can help create a better environment and a better product for the common good. There will be a 45-minute audience-driven question and answer session following the discussion.

Moderator: Paul Clanon, CPUC Executive Director

Panelists:

Michael R. Peevey, CPUC President and leader in the energy industry who has worked tirelessly to create energy policies that curb climate change.

Elon Musk, engineer and entrepreneur who builds and operates companies to solve environmental, social, and economic challenges. He co-founded PayPal and currently drives strategy, development, and design at two companies: Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), where he is founder and CEO, and Tesla Motors, where he is co-founder and CEO. He also is Chairman of the Board of a third company, SolarCity.

Lyndon Rive, co-founder and CEO of SolarCity, has grown the company to be the largest solar power provider in the U.S. in less than eight years of operation. SolarCity has more than 4,500 employees—including more than 2,000 in California—and is currently providing approximately one out of every three new residential solar power systems in America. A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Rive founded his first company at age 17. Prior to co-founding SolarCity, Mr. Rive co-founded the enterprise software company Everdream, which was ultimately acquired by Dell.



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